Monthly Archives: July 2010


“I can take it” is the mantra that I tell myself whenever a food challenge comes across my plate (pun intended!) – but I think I may have met my match at Hotluck, a crazy spicy Szechuan restaurant on Kingsway. Having … Continue reading

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Working in reverse-chronological order from my Sunday afternoon downtown – before going out for Bella Gelateria I had previously had some lunch at Gyudonya at the corner of Robson & Richards. The place had opened several months ago, but I … Continue reading

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Bella Gelateria

After a perfectly fantastic afternoon shopping for girlie things at Winners, lusting over expensive cheese at Whole Foods, a stroll through the Vancouver Art Gallery and an earlier lunch at Gyudonya (which I will post soon), I wanted to cap … Continue reading

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Turkish Donair

Sometimes all you want is a quick lunch – which is what I was feeling like late on Saturday afternoon.  Having spent the morning doing housework, then getting to chat with Kim, I was ready to go run errands, but … Continue reading

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International Sausage House

Most people play on their cellphones, read books, or sleep on the bus on the way to school or work… not me.  I am glued to the window most of the time, looking at all the new and interesting places … Continue reading

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Loofah Diaries – Part 4 (and Garden update!)

In the ongoing saga of the slowest-growing plant I’ve ever worked on, I think that the container is the party to blame. We went from small, fat-leaved cotelydons to this spry looking squash. Yes, it has been several weeks, but … Continue reading

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Medium Raw – Anthony Bourdain

If you haven’t read Anthony Bourdain, stop reading this blog now, and go get yourself a copy of Kitchen Confidential – post haste! It’s been a long time since “Tony” (may I dare to call him that?) put out a … Continue reading

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